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Blood, milk and death : body symbols and the power of regeneration among the Zaramo of Tanzania

Author: Marja-Liisa Swantz; Salome Mjema; Zenya Wild
Publisher: Westport : Bergin & Garvey, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning the myth of origin that joins every young Zaramo woman to her origins as she is initiated into the secrets of life and womanhood, this book provides an historical account of the Tanzanian  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marja-Liisa Swantz; Salome Mjema; Zenya Wild
ISBN: 0897893980 9780897893985
OCLC Number: 470160257
Notes: Published under the auspices of the Finnish Anthropological Society.
Description: 158 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Nyalatunga: The Grandmother of Grandmothers The Zaramo Alienation from the Land Entering Womanhood Symbols and Myth Maintaining Health Raising the Spirits Manipulation of Conflict Safe Passage Glossary of Zaramo and Swahili Terms
Responsibility: Marja-Liisa Swantz ; with the assistance of Salome Mjema and Zenya Wild.

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